Nostalgia my way
Do you enjoy visiting flea markets? Do you seek out objects that tell fascinating stories and perhaps even reawaken lovely memories for you? On weekends, when the weather is nice, the comforting smell of antiques wafts through many Slovenian towns, including everything from furniture, books and toys, to old coins and even remarkable pieces of art. Explore Slovenian flea markets and look for your favourite ancient treasures.
Must-see flea markets
You can set out to search for used and old, yet well-preserved items at flea markets across Slovenia. Here are some tips on which flea markets are especially worth visiting.
Sunday morning at the Maribor flea market
Every Sunday morning, the car park in front of the former TAM factory in Maribor is transformed into a lively meeting point of antique lovers. The flea market attracts many people from Maribor and other visitors, who are on the lookout for valuable old artefacts or who simply enjoy meandering among them, regarding the market as a kind of an outdoor museum. Come and take a look at the antiques on offer.
Visit the Radovljica flea market
The charm of the antique market in Radovljica, which takes place every first Sunday of the month, emanates from the very environment where it takes place. Take a walk around the old town centre, which has some features from the medieval period, visit the stalls displaying antiques and marvel at what you find. You might find something you have been seeking for a while.
Look into the past in Piran
Piran’s market, featuring antiques, handicrafts and natural products, will transport you to times past every last Saturday of the month. Learn about the local tradition, art and life of our ancestors simply by walking around the picturesque stalls on Tartini Square.
Hunting for old artefacts in Celje
Melt into the lively pulse of the flea market that attracts many people from Celje and other visitors every Saturday morning to the town centre. Dozens of stalls offer used, yet still useful items, as well as a number of antiques, which are veritable magnets for collectors and nostalgists.
Visit other flea markets
On Saturdays, meandering among antiques is also possible in some other major towns. In Kranj’s “antique dealers” meet every second Saturday of the month in the old town centre. Visiting the flea market during Prešeren Fair on the Slovenian cultural day, 8 February, can be especially worthwhile. On that particular occasion, the fair is even more abundant in old and fascinating artefacts. Visit the flea market in Velenje, which takes place once a month as part of the Saturday marketplace on the Center Nova plaza. An appealing market featuring antiques and handicrafts takes place every second Saturday at the coastal town of Izola, on Lonka Square and in Pietro Coppo Park.
Choose your very own treasure from Slovenia
In addition to interesting old artefacts, you can take with you other items that reflect Slovenian tradition and contemporary creativity. Delicious Slovenian delicacies or images of Slovenian landmarks that have found special a place in your heart make lovely souvenirs.